Home' Work Boat World : August 2010 Contents 'Normand Ranger'
Type of vessel:
Depth to main deck:
Fi-Fi 1 system:
Det Norske Veritas, +1A1,
ICE C, Tug, Supply Vessel,
OILREC, SF, E0, DYNPOS-
AUTR, CLEAN DESIGN,
Standby Vessel (S), Fi-Fi I,
TMON, BIS, DK(+), HL(2.8)
Skrog 30, Norway
Solstad Shipping, Norway
Wärtsilä Ship Design
(Vik Sandvik), Norway
Ulstein Verft, Norway
2 x 8,000kW at 750rpm
2 x 3,000kW/3,750kVA
CPP, each 9,500kW
2 x 1,000kW CP TT
(forward); 1 x retractable
azimuthing CP, 830kW;
2 x 880kW CP TT (aft)
2 x 2,188kW/2,725kVA
465kW at 1,800rpm
DNV AUTR, IMO Class II,
2 x 24 tonne pull, 22m/min
2 x 14-tonne pull aft
Waterfall-type, 1 x 500
tonnes, 500 tonnes brake;
2 x 750 tonnes brake
2 x knuckle-boom 6 tonnes
at 16m reach, 12 tonnes at
11m reach; 1 x multi-deck
handler, 42 tonnes SWL
2 x 800 tonnes SWL
2 x 60 tonnes
6 x 35-person
1 x MOB, 10-person
2 x 1,700m3 pumps
Solstad Offshore recently took delivery
of 'Normand Ranger' from Ulstein Verft.
According to Ulstein Verft, completion
of the anchor-handling vessel was a
challenging task but the shipyard
delivered the project to the agreed terms
and within time.
Ulstein Verft won the contract from GIEK
and Sparebank 1 SR-Bank for the completion
of the anchor-handling vessel last northern
spring. The ship came to Ulstein Verft from
the bankrupt shipyard Karmsund Maritime
Service in August 2009.
"We are very satisfied with the
completion of 'Normand Ranger'. The
project has fulfilled our expectations," said
Solstad Offshore shipowner Lars Peder
Solstad on delivery of the vessel.
"It is challenging to take over a
half-produced vessel. We had to get a
complete picture of everything that had
been done, and whether it had been done
correctly in relation to the regulations.
Furthermore, we had to provide an
overview of which suppliers were still a
part of the project.
"Interaction between engineering,
procurement, planning and production
has been very important. We have an
organisation that has the necessary
expertise and experience to handle such
challenges," said the managing director of
Ulstein Verft, Karsten Sævik.
'Normand Ranger' is a VS 490 AHTS
from Wärtsilä Ship Design. It is 91 metres
long, 22 metres wide, has an interior
arranged for the accommodation of 58
people and has a deadweight of about
"'Normand Ranger' is ready for the spot
market in the North Sea, and we are
pleased to see that this market is recovering
slightly," said Lars Peder Solstad.
'Normand Ranger' is a powerful
anchor-handling vessel with a bollard pull of
287 tonnes. The vessel is equipped with a
Triplex MDH (Multi Deck Handler) winch
and Odim ARF (Anchor Recovery Frame) for
safe anchor-handling operations on deck.
Solstad Offshore has been an important
customer for Ulstein for a number of years.
Ulstein and Solstad had earlier collaborated
on several prestigious projects including
the construction of 'Normand Installer'
and 'Normand Seven'. 'Normand Seven'
won the prestigious Skipsteknisk Ship of
the Year award in 2007.
Ulstein Verft has built 17 vessels for
this ship owner, of which the first
anchor-handling vessel, 'Normand Drott',
was delivered in 1984.
For further information contact:
Ulstein Verft, Norway.
PH: +47 7000 8000,
FX: +47 7000 8023,
August 2010 WORK BOAT WORLD
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